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? houston with an update. what can you tell us? >> i spoke with a bush family spokesman earlier and he told me that doctors are seeing a slight ilprovement in the former president's condition. his fever is gone. the 88-year-old former president remains in the hospital in houston where he has been since before thanksgiving suffering for a chronic cough. doctors remain optimistic that he will make a recovery despite the set back of fever and weakness. yesterday they visited for christmas and brought with them chinese food. it's a bush family tradition on christmas day for a dinner yesterday. the chinese food came to him. the former governor of florida plans to return soon. their sister dora is visiting the former president today and despite all this, doctors can't tell us when she will be going home. >> coming up, a newspaper coming under fire for posting an online database of local gun permit holders. some say the database puts their safety at risk. we will talk about that. a few days left for lawmakers to make a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. john boehner has not called members b
have the very latest from houston. charles, what can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, craig. a spokesman for the bush family says that the former president continues to battle a sustained and prolonged fever. in fact, the spokesman said late yesterday that mr. bush, in fact, had been moved to the intensive care unit here at methodist hospital here on sunday and on a liquid diet since yesterday and in icu because of his advanced age. he is 88 years old and because of his weakness. he's been in the hospital now for over a month. he was admitted on november 23rd suffering from a chronic cough. a cough that turned in to a fever last week and now doctors are trying to figure out exactly what is causing that fever. that being said, the doctors according to the spokesman are saying that they're cautiously optimistic that mr. bush will make a recovery. he's certainly getting help from the family and friends. barbara bush, the former first lady, at his side. other family members here. his daughter was here yesterday and christmas day, neil his son, and his family enjoyed a chinese meal in the hos
the commander in chief during the first gulf war issuing a statement from his hospital bed in houston saying, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. as for the former president, his spokesman said in just the past hour, he is in intensive care but continues to improve. the 88-year-old former president's been in the hospital since november 23rd. he was moved to the intensive care unit last sunday after what was described as a series of setbacks including a persistent fever n. a statement, chief of staff said, quote, is he sick, yes? does he plan on going anywhere any time soon? no. every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to put please put the harps back in the closet. those are just a few of the things we thought you should know. we continue, of course, to follow the developing news of washington d.c. not a grand bargain but sources telling nbc news that president obama is prepared to offer congressional leaders a smaller deal to avert t
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